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Pirtek Parramatta Eels co-captain, Jarryd Hayne, returns from injury this week when we take on the Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium tomorrow night.

Hayne tells us his hamstring is back to 100% and though he admits that the rain is not ideal, he feels more than ready to be back on the field.

Obviously Im a bit nervous, I havent been out there for a while so the rains not going to help. Im pretty devastated its going to be rainy, going onto a wet track. Not a fast track out there.

I think Sticky was talking to medical staff and they were obviously concerned with me coming back because Ive done it before.

I didnt want to come back to early I guess right on cue. Theres always a chance of getting one more week but Ive felt good Ive done a lot of running sessions, Ive done a fitness test I think it was Monday pulled through that really good so Ive ticked off all the boxes.

Jarryd is keen to come back and looks forward to helping complete the plays that have been missed over the past few weeks.

Thats my job. Thats what I get paid for. Im keen to do it.

Its been a tough couple of weeks. We havent been too far off and the opportunities that weve missed have definitely been disappointing. Hopefully I can help mend that and get that over the line.

Jarryd says he hasnt looked too much at the Tigers side in preparation for the game.

I think its good to see Benji playing and I think to have one last game against him will be pretty exciting.

Regarding rumours of offers from the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Hayne says it is news to him.

I found out this morning as well. I saw the tweets. I didnt know anything about it.

Hayne says this is obviously where he wants to be.

Yeah I dont see myself going anywhere else.

Regarding motivation for the rest of this year, both the Tigers and the Eels are keen to avoid wooden spoon.

Obviously its one of the things that is driving us at the end of the season.

I was speaking to Robbie Farrah the other day and hes pretty confident that we cant catch them.

Hayne is confident and responded to Farrah,

Well get over you tomorrow night.

Its good to have that competiveness for the last couple of games.

Were both competitors. [The wooden spoon] is something that neither of us want.

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